After around four decades of turtle conservation in Indonesia, the work to save some of the endangered species has shown significant results with around 50 percent of the population in the 10 largest hatching sites in Indonesia being saved from various threats. Leer más.
This summer marked the sad and untimely death of the most famous tortoise in the world, Lonesome George. When speaking of turtles and tortoises time, of course, is a relative thing. At an estimated 100 years of age, this Galapagos native was still relatively young by the standards of his genus. Nevertheless, with his demise on June 24, the Pinta Island tortoise is believed to have officially gone extinct. Leer más.
In this, Pritchard’s eleventh book, he tells the incredible story of the world’s rarest turtle, Rafetus swinhoei, a true giant of the chelonian world. Leer más.
In an effort to reduce the spread of humanSalmonella infections, Petco, in partnership with the Concordia Turtle Farm in Louisiana is accepting any aquatic turtles and especially those less than four inches in carapace length from anyone who wishes to give them up. This applies to all U.S. states except Hawaii. Leer más.
In a positive sign regarding the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), the 2012 March-October nesting season of loggerhead sea turtles in the state of Florida marked the second highest counting of nests since nests were first counted in 1989. According to the Palm Beach Post, surveys of loggerhead sea turtle nests this year counted 58,172 loggerhead nests on 250 miles of Florida beaches. Leer más.